I did a Google search to find out what the award means, and I found this information on a nice blog that received it awhile ago: "This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day."
That blog also said the rules said it has to be passed on to 15 blogs, but since Trish did not not give me those rules I'd like to pass this award on to ALL my readers, as I feel that all our blogs try to follow those values. Please accept it from me with gratitude for your friendship and daily encouragement!
Maryann @ Finding La Dolce Vita tagged me yesterday with an unusual meme that I told her I'd try today. Maryann shares very authentic Italian recipes and lore on her blog, and I've learned a lot from her.
The meme rules:
Rule 1. List the first ten people who have commented on your last blog post. If you’re on my list then you should do the meme on your blog, too! ( But only if you want to, of course, as I know what a busy time of the year this is!)
Here are the first ten people who commented on my last blog post from #1 to #10:
1) Mama ( Kathy) @ Casa Dolce Casa
2) Pat @ Back Porch Musings
3) Sherry @ Edie Marie's Attic
4) M. Kate @ LA VIE EST BELLE
5) Bo @ Blinks 'N Winks From Brown-Eyes
6) Nola @ Alamo North
7) Melissa Miller @ Melissa's Heart & Home
8) Rue @ Rue's Peanut Butter & Jelly Life
9) Camille @ Rtemis
10) Willow @ WILLOW'S COTTAGE
Rule 2). The meme questions: 10 Blogs, 15 Questions.
1: What is your favorite post from number 3’s blog?
Oh, that's a hard one! Sherry has shared so many beautiful decorating projects since she began her blog. I have to say her post about her new sign making endeavor ( see my prior post) was exciting, as she does beautiful decorative painting work. The painted highchair and table and chair set she made for her two grand daughters posts were amazing too!
2. Has number 10 taken any pictures that have moved you?
I loved all the photos she's shown of her baby grandson! It was seeing her little grand with a hand knitted bunny that she made which prompted me to order one for my future grandson. Willow knits beautifully and her bunnies are heirloom quality!
3. Does number 6 reply to comments on their blog?
Of course! Nola is a very sweet lady and lots of fun too!
4. Which part of blogland is number 2 from?
Pat is from the beautiful state of Missouri! Her decorating style and travel photos from around her state are all exquisite.
5. If you could give one piece of advice to number 7 what would it be?
Melissa's blog is relatively new, so I would tell her not to stress out about blogging but to enjoy it and make some good friends along the way.
6. Have you ever tried something from number 9’s blog?
Yes! Camille is baker extraordinaire and she's given me many new recipes to try. Check out her chocolate cake from a couple days ago -- I could eat the whole thing!
7. Has number 1 blogged something that inspired you?
Kathy is a Londoner living in San Francisco and has traveled all over the world with her husband when she accompanies him on business trips. She recently went back to London to visit her family. All of her travel posts are inspiring! Kathy has a great sense of humor and she likes to have fun on her blog too. I always enjoy visiting her, and we even had a chance to meet once in person in NYC!
8. How often do you comment on number 4’s blog?
As often as I can, as I always try to see M. Kate's new posts about her country of Malaysia and surrounding areas. I always learn something new from . Kate, as she shares the most interesting information about the culture, religion, life style and customs of the people of Malaysia, and she's a lot of fun too!
9. Do you wait for number 8 to post excitedly?
I think EVERYONE in blogland waits for Rue to post, as she is one of the most popular bloggers I know, and it is easy to see why, as she is honest and caring and opens the door to her home to everyone. Visiting her blog is like having a cup of coffee or tea with a best buddy, and sharing what is going on in your life.
10. How did number 5’s blog change your life?
I've only been reading Bo's blog for a few weeks but I love how she writes and the encouragement she gives on her blog. I think her blog post about how she got her name was one of my favorite posts by her so far.
11. Do you know any of the 10 bloggers in person?
I met Kathy once, but other than that we are all friends of the heart.
12. Do any of your 10 bloggers know each other in person?
I don't think so.
13. Out of the 10, which updates more frequently?
Everyone is good about updating, so I really can't tell.
14. Which of the 10 keep you laughing?
I think all have shared happy post that has made me smile.
15. Which of the 10 has made you cry (good or bad tears)?
As a person gets to know a fellow blogger well you become interested in their life, so I have been happy and sad at quite a few occurrences in the lives of all of them that I know well. I'd say they are all interesting and accomplished women who are sharing a portion of themselves and helping to make the world a better place!
Wow! That was the longest meme I've ever participated in! I hope some of the ten bloggers I named will try it too!
Sorry, but I have a yucky cold which is giving me a big headache today, and making me very tired. I might spend the rest of the afternoon having a big cup of tea and then napping. If I don't get to visit you today I'll do my best to catch up this weekend!
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the weekend!